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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
INSTRUMENT/LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (P1946)
Deadline: August 5, 2019
Reporting to the Technical Supervisor, the incumbent performs duties associated with department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching and research laboratories.
- Assist the technical operation of teaching laboratories as assigned, including scheduling of experiments, equipment set-ups, and troubleshooting problems as they arise.
- Operate, maintain, calibrate and troubleshoot laboratory facility equipment and advanced scientific instrumentation; oversee repairs and liaise with vendors.
- Provide support for training staff, teaching assistants (TAs), faculty, graduate and undergraduate students on the use of standard and specialized scientific instrumentation.
- Ensure adherence to safety regulations and proper laboratory procedures.
- Perform evening supervision duties for teaching laboratories as scheduled.
- Order and prepare materials for assigned laboratories and facilities, ensure scientific equipment/instrumentation is functional and that all supplies are available when required.
- Assist with lab development, including researching methods, performing experiments and writing optimal experimental procedures and protocols, as required and for approval, for assigned laboratories, equipment, and facilities.
- Participate in the Department’s TA Orientation and Safety Training Programs.
- Maintain and upgrade the Department’s service support facilities (e,g. water purification, cold rooms, centrifuges, balances, ovens), including liaising with external suppliers.
- Assist in the planning of department installations, and in modifications to existing facilities.
- Assist with tours of laboratory facilities and experiment demonstrations for recruitment and promotion.
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline and at least two (2) years of associated experience OR professional DEC or equivalent and four (4) years of relevant experience.
- Extensive hands-on experience with experience with the operation, and maintenance of modern scientific instrumentation together with a strong theoretical and experimental background in one or more of the traditional chemistry disciplines (Physical, Analytical, Inorganic, and Organic Chemistry) and associated instrumentation.
- Strong technical writing and computer skills; Good knowledge of computer-based programs associated with scientific instrumentation
- Proven ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines; meticulous attention to detail, and an ability to multi-task and to work on various projects concurrently.
- Working knowledge of laboratory health and safety regulations; includes WHMIS, Controlled Goods and the Chemical Weapons implementation Act.
- Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Good knowledge (level 4) spoken and written English in order to assist/instruct and to write experimental procedures and instructions.
- Have physical ability to lift/carry/move without assistance up to 23 kg (50 lbs.) and with assistance over 45 kg (100 lbs.)
- Will require use of respiratory protection and enrollment in the university’s Respiratory Protection Program
- Ability to differentiate between colors as attested by successful completion of a Color Blind Test – Ishihara Plates.
$26.83 – $40.34 per hour
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by August 5, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.
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